Terrier Breeds: Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier And Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Some terriers were bred for hunting and some for fighting. Meet the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Though his origins are obscure, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier has been acknowledged in Ireland for more than 200 years, where he was executed to hunt small game, to kill vermin, and to guard herds. He is possibly an ancestor of the Kerry Blue Terrier. He is a beguiling medium-size sporting terrier, squarely built, having a deep chest and gaily set docked tail. His head is rectangular in look, with a strong muzzle and dark reddish-brown or brown eyes. He

is differentiated by his soft, silky, and gently waw wheaten-colored coat, which covers his entire body, legs, and head.

WEIGHT: 30-40 pounds
HEIGHT: 17-19 inches
COLOR: any shade of wheaten.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

His ancestors were the bull- and

bear-baiting dogs of Elizabethan England. In the early 19th century, when dog fighting was popular, Bulldogs were interbred with small terriers, possibly ancestors of today's Manchesters, to get smaller, more agile dogs. This new breed became the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Here is a robust whilst agile medium-size dog with level top line, broad front, and deep brisket. His head is short and deep, with a broad skull, very remarkable cheek muscles, and short muzzle, dark round eyes, and rather small rose or half-pricked ears. The coat is short and smooth.

WEIGHT. 24-38 pounds
HEIGHT 14-16 inches
COLOR: red, fawn, white, black, blue; any of these colors with white.

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